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Offline JensL

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My childhood collection
« on: November 06, 2016, 16:55:38 »
I have now gone through all my Playmobils, and found these sets

3434   Esso service station
3950   Advent calender
3955   Advent calender
3456   Ambulance
3320   Astronaut
4516   Boy & Goat
4511   Captain
3693   Car & skiers
5253   Cargo ship
4231   Clown band
4235   Elephant show
3737   Snake charmer
7151   City bus & bus stop
3304   Cowboys
3746   Cross country cyclist
3348   Deep sea diver
4506   Dracula
5420   Dragons
5482   Dragons
3781   Fire truck
3828   Forest ranger
3631   Friar tuck
3752   Gardener #1
3752   Gardener #2
3825   Girl with geese
3317   Ghost
3697   Glasurit car painter
3747   Gold prospectors
4512   Guitar player
3719   Hay cart
3831   Heavy metal chopper
3495   Hospital
4532   Karateka
3329   Knights
3141   Large dump truck mammut power
3498   Leisure boat yacht
3524   Lyra rally team
3789   Air rescue helicopter
3397   Native american & tractor
3733   Native american camp
3328   Native american shaman
3459   Operating room
5550   Organ grinder
3382   Pirate captain
3385   Pirate captain
3570   Pirate captain & boat
3791   Pirate captain #1
3791   Pirate captain #2
3792   Pirate fisherman #1
3792   Pirate fisherman #2
3794   Pirate camp
3050   Pirate ship
3054   Redcoat soldiers
3300   Biker kids
3819   Seesaw crocodile and kids
3818   Rocker
3308   Seesaw and kids
3709   Skater kids
3564   Police motorcycle green
3564   Police motorcycle white
3149   Police car
3338   Police officer
3714   Equestrian kids
3713   Ponycart kids
3147   Red race team
3629   Robin Hood
4508   Saxophonist
3823   Scarecrow and boy
6348   Schooner ship
3381   Sheriff
3813   Sheriff
3423   Sheriff house jail
4501   Sherlock Holmes
3832   Sun trike motorcycle
3718   Tractor Billy
3847   TV motorcycle reporter
3306   Union Soldiers #1
3306   Union Soldiers #2
3479   Alpha 800 diving boat
3142   Marine boat
3383   Bandit #1
3383   Bandit #2
3816   Bandit miner
3814   Bandit
3769   Farm house ranch
3773   Fort Bravo
3749   Longhorn trail cattle cowboy
3738   White race team
5324   Bathroom
5510   Family
5320   Living room
5503   Luggage cart
5401   Photographer
3584   Windsurfer
3748   X-road bandits
5464   Dragons   Knights
4236   Tightrope acrobats   Circus
5321   Patio   Victorian
5323   Bedroom   Victorian


I noticed that some sets have been said to be rare. What does that really mean? They have been made just for a short time or sold only in some countries? Is there any real rare Playmobils in my collection?

Pictures of all my sets can be found on Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8vm5cz4omokgh0z/AABM7Pjf_E4lpw4_g3bFVcKZa?dl=0    
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 17:29:49 by JensL »

Offline Oliver

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Re: My childhood collection
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 17:26:24 »
'Rare' is a bit of a vague term that's thrown around to be honest - because what people normally mean when they say it is desirable or valuable. I doubt the two fully match up, due to some themes being much more popular than others.

That said, some sets did have a very brief life span (I think a lot of the Victorian sets were only produced 1990-92), and they probably were cancelled because they weren't selling. That said, some 'rare' sets were produced for years, so again the two don't always match up.


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Re: My childhood collection
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 18:42:26 »
Nice collection JensL! And those dropbox pictures are a very handy reference.

There is a facility on Playmodb.org to create sets of set pictures from a list of set numbers. It's very easy to do (go to the home page, click on 'a set list of your choosing', paste the set list in the box- it can have text and numbers in it as the program can pick out the set numbers- click on 'submit' and the pictures are displayed in batches of 40) and you can see the results here There seem to be some duplicate numbers on your list!

Of course they are all extremely precious sets from your childhood! I would certainly love to have some of those sets in my own collection

The book Collector gives an indication of 'rarity' as decided by the author and other collectors. I suppose sets which were of limited availability are likely to be rarer, as are older sets. I checked the first 40 sets on the playmoDB list and found 3054, 3149, 3385, 3435, 3524 and 3570 all had a 4 out of 6 rarity rating (6 is the rarest), while 3050 and 3423 had a 5 out of 6 rating, so these are the rarest in the first 40 sets, according to Collector.
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